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Greeks Enjoy the Strawberry Moon with a Special Eclipse

Photo Credit: Nikos Nikoletakis

Greeks witnessed a rare phenomenon watching the first full moon of the summer on Friday night, as the sky was illuminated and then went dark for a few minutes.
The first full moon of the summer – the strawberry moon – was accompanied by an eclipse, as the moon was “entangled” in the net of the earth’s shadow for a few minutes, before taking its place high in the sky.
The penumbra eclipse is a phenomenon in which the moon passes through the half-shadow of the Earth, i.e. the outer part of the shadow of our planet.
People in Attica watched in awe the special phenomenon from several vantage points such as Sounio, Syntagma Square, and the Filopapou and Lycabettus hills.


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